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Cannot find Orca GUI based settings manager on Ubuntu 13.04

I use Ubuntu 13.04. I found Orca could initialized in Universal Access, but I cannot find its GUI based settings manager. I can't even start its settings manager via the command orca --setup or with ...
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Sound indicator broken after 12.10 update (shows 3 dashes), sound settings shows no devices

Im using Ubuntu 12.10 and my sound has worked great so far. After installing an update I get the same problem described here (Sound broken after installing updates - no hardware present, but some ...
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nvidia GT630M with HDMI second monitor

I am unable to use double screen with HDMI (works with VGA however) on my ASUS laptop with nvidia 630M I tried downloading the newest nvidia driver, however I cannot make it work properly and my ...
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Saving/Applying Gnome Settings not working

I am unable to change any settings on my Gnome setup, such as favorites in Unity, adding extensions in Gnome Shell, etc.. It appears that the computer just ignores any settings. In Gnome Shell, I ...
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Fixing options after switching to another desktop environment

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) and recently installed xubuntu-desktop environment. After switching to Xubuntu , There are some option not working like: Here following not works: About This ...
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Is there a system-wide spell check setting?

I just reinstalled Ubuntu on a new hard drive, and now I have to disable spell checking in just about every application. Can I do that for the whole system?
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How can I re-order the activities in KDE?

I would like to be able to manually edit the order of my Activities in KDE. They are not listed in alphabetic order or the order that they are created, yet I haven't figured out how to change this ...
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LinuxLive USB does not save settings

I am new to Linux. I have used/tried all of these utilities: "LinuxLive USB live-usb-install-2.5.2", "LinuxLive USB Creator 2.8.28", "unetbootin-windows-603", "Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.2" to ...
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Settings and configurations are not saved on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I recently installed 12.04 LTS. Whenever I rearrange the launcher icons they reset to their initial order after a reboot. Also, although I can change the time and date settings, none of the changes ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 won't save display settings after reboot . How do I fix this?

When I mean display settings I mean desktop backgrounds or icons that I removed from the Unity launcher. It just goes back to the default every reboot. The only thing it did save is the theme that I ...
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How can I distribute mandatory settings (system and LibreOffice settings)?

I'm a Linux sysadmin and I maintain 100 Ubuntu desktops. We're about to upgrade to 12.04, but before we can do that we have to make Ubuntu PCI complaint. Meaning we have to lock some mandatory ...
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How to set 5.1 surround in the Sound Settings?

I have a logitech G35 headset which should allow even up to 7.1 dolby surround but the sound settings identify it as a stereo only device. I configured the /etc/pulse/daemon.conf by setting the ...
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Kwrite's settings aren't saved

All: I have tried Kwrite a few times; but, so far, the settings I set edit them at aren't saved. I have to click on "Edit Settings" each time I start Kwrite. Any ideas about what to do out there? ...
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Doesn't suspend when closing lid on a Dell Inspiron N5110

This is what advanced settings tell me: Shell > Laptop lid close action on battery > Suspend Shell > Laptop lid close action when on AC > Suspend The screen is on when I open the lid after closing ...
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Choosing default browser

I am having problems choosing my default browser. As far as I can tell there are 2 ways to do it, and right now they are conflicting. What I want: default browser of Google Chrome Problem: In unity ...
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ALSA Mixer settings won't save (Kubuntu)

Since I've been using Linux on my Macbook I've noticed that there's a red light constantly shining out of the headphone port on the left side of the machine. This doesn't happen on OS X, I've checked. ...
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Disable animated glow effect of tabs with new activity

How can one disable the animated glowing of tabs with new activity in Google Chrome for Ubuntu (running 15.04)?
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The startup menu has vanished from my Ubuntu desktop. Now I can't restore factory settings

Startup menu does not show - cannot restore factory settings or shut down without pressing the shut down button. Amongst other problems that have recently popped up out of nowhere, the menu in the ...
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Make xinput settings persist after usb mouse is turned off (still connected)

I want to make xinput settings for my usb mouse persist after it has been turned off and on again. How can I monitor this event? This does not work, as I never unplug the usb receiver: How to make ...
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How to backup Kubuntu 15.04 config/settings?

I would like to backup all my settings for the plasma desktop, dolphin, kate etc. I am working with kubuntu 15.04. How can I do this? Reason is: just a few moments ago my plasmashell crashed (black ...
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How do I connect to my wi-fi in Lubuntu?

(Preface) Ive read all of the existing questions for Lubuntu and Wifi but only have more questions. Im new to Linux. I've entered all the network-info in to the VPN-connections as best to my ...
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Screen ratio to TV through VGA to HDMI converter

Hooked up my machine to the TV through a VGA to HDMI converter, but now it defaults to 4:3. There is no option in screen settings to go to 16:9 as it says "unrecognised display. I need 16:9 to ...
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kde5 reset user settings

I'm confused. I was playing with opacity in KDE5 and made a mistake so now I can't see any windows at all -- ok, not one of my better moves :) So I log out, and: rm -rf ~/.kde rm -rf ...
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In-app menu display settings modification

I would like to modify the way the menu is displayed so that the the program in image 1 is displayed as in image 2, all the time without having to hover the mouse above it. So that this: changes to ...
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I have to choose my microphone every time I need to use it

I'm on ubuntu 14.04 with a mac. My problem is that whenever I start up my computer, my microphone doesnt work. System settings defaults to "digital input S-PDIF," but for some reason that doesnt work. ...
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How to let mouse wheel scrolling not change system settings?

If mouse pointer hanged over a system setting bar and you accidentally scrolled its wheel, the value of the setting was changed. And due to the fact that many of the settings will take effect ...
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Why is QBittorrent not finding any DHT nodes?

I am having issues with connectivity for Qbittorrent 3.1.11 on Ubuntu 14.04. To be more specific, no matter what setting I attempt to use to download, none work. I constantly see no DHT nodes.
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System settings suddenly locked to defaults

I accidentally pulled the power cable from my laptop, which is without its battery, during a session of Ubuntu 14.04, causing a hard shutdown. I then plugged the cable back, turned the laptop back on, ...
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Kde : How to minimize windows from the task bar

I recently upgraded to Kubuntu 14.04. I am used to be able to open and minimize windows on the desktop by clicking on their miniature in the task bar. How can I get this behaviour back ? For the ...
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After installing compizconfig-settings manager settings no longer work

Heres my issue, i work with ubuntu and set up a very effective keyboard shortcut system that, after i had to install compizconfig-settings manager stopped working. In dconf the keybinds are still ...
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Desktop icons and background not showing

I'm using Xubuntu and recently changed my desktop background to an image. It was working normally, then the icons disappeared and the custom background no longer shows. In the display settings the box ...
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SSD settings under UBUNTU 14.04,

I have just set up a NEC with ubuntu 14.04 amd 64, the hard drive is the SanDisk Ultra II SSD. I have found some information on this site, and it is different from what I have read elsewhere. ...
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CompizConfig Problems

I have installed CompizConfig on my computer and configured it to what I want. I'm using Cube with wallpaper enabled and four different wallpaper for each side of the cube. Everything works fine ...
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Cairo Dock malfunction

I just upgraded recently to the new Ubuntu 14.04 and I downloaded and installed the cairo dock for my desktop. The issue that I am having with it is not with the dock itself but with the windows for ...
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How to change the date format in Nautilus/Files list columns?

I'd like to set Nautilus' date format to ISO-8601, but both of the old ways that answered the question for 12.04 are no longer available. How can the date format be changed now?
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how to set default screen resolution in Kubuntu 14.04

OK, so I found the new screen resolution setting button, thank you, but now I need to know how do you make it stay. Every single time I reboot it resets the resolution back to some strange default ...
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Cant install unity-control-center after update to 14.04

I was running 12.04 then upgraded to 14.04 and tried to reinstall unity-control-center but i get: unity-control-center: Depends: libpulse-mainloop-glib0 (>= 1:0.99.1) but 1:4.0-0ubuntu11 is to be ...
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Using accented characters in Libre Office (Ubuntu character mapping)

I read on the Internet that I could set up Ubuntu to use characters like á and é by assigning Alt Gr as the Alternative Characters Key in keyboard settings. It works in nearly all applications. But ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not remembering settings

Ubuntu cannot remember many settings I have set. For example, when I customize the keyboard layout, it does not remember it after restart. Nor does it remember which programs that I have locked onto ...
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Kile on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I really like Kile to edit latex documents. I tried some other editors, but I really think Kile is the best one by far. However, one thing in Kile is very annoying. On my ...
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Unusual graphic glitch in settings menu, among other windows

So I have this issue with how windows display in windows most prevalently in all settings menus, and I can't resize the window. I honestly have no idea what to call it, but it is an inconvenience that ...
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How to reset wifi settings?

I was experimenting with WiFi settings and after that I've set everything back but doesn't work as it was before. Is there a way to reset wifi setting as it was at the first start?
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Settings to not suspend on lid close do nothing

Still when I close the lid the laptop suspends. How do I stop Ubuntu from suspending, at all, ever? It wouldn't be so annoying if it were possible to wake from a suspend.
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Problems with backup/restore compiz settings

The problem I am having is that some of my compiz settings are lost after a reboot. I am using 13.04 and Unity. The problem is with the focus-follows-mouse, auto-raise and auto-raise-delay setting. ...
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Change mouse speed

I would like to change the ratio between the pointer speed and the mouse speed. Changing the sensitivity and the acceleration is not what I'm looking for: sensitivity is something like the ...
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How to restore all user settings to a previous time? (for use at a public lab)

I take care of a University public laboratory were the students have access to a limited account. They can't install anything, but they can alter the configurations of programs for the user. It is ...
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I have only 1 workspace, but in the settings it shows 4 as the number of workspaces that I have on Ubuntu Studio 12.04.

I am using Ubuntu Studio 12.04 with XFCE. I only have 1 workspace, but in the settings it shows 4 as the number of workspaces. I have try naming them, but nothing happen.
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Wacom button and mouse button setting

I use my Wacom Intuos Pro. And it works very well. I try to use the pad buttons work like the left and right mouse buttons. But I can not. Can anyone help me?
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settings - two printers and two languages

Why do i have two printers and two language settings? How can i fix this?
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User accounts not working in settings panel (unity)

I'm using ubuntu desktop, 14.04 64bits. When I click on the user accounts icon, nothing happens. Well in fact, something happens : I can't use settings at all. No more icons of the panel work anymore ...